Court and Court Committee Member Vacancies 2020

Heriot-Watt University seeks to appoint new independent lay members to its governing body, the Court and to Court Committees. We value equality and diversity and will welcome expressions of interest from a diverse range of individuals (from the perspective of gender, ethnicity, age and other characteristics). We look forward to hearing from persons over a wide geography who are interested in any of these opportunities.

Heriot-Watt is a distinctive, leading international university with campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia. We plan to build on our established reputation and track record of success through our ambitious Strategy 2025. The University leads in science, engineering, technology, social sciences and design, with a clear vision and ambitions to deliver excellence in our teaching, research and enterprise.

We recognise that our success depends on the strength of our governing body. Its independent lay members bring a wide variety of perspectives, valuable skills, knowledge and experience to the work of our Court.

We are interested to hear from individuals who are able to offer expertise acquired in a wide range of sectors e.g. industry, business, local government, the voluntary sector or sectors which have a working association with higher education.

The closing date for submission of expressions of interest is 15 November 2020.

Further important information about the skills and experience soughthow to apply, the University, the Court and the roles and responsibilities of the Court is available through the links on the left of this page or through the office of the University Secretary, Ruth Moir (via Lisa Herlihy, E‑mail:


Grant Innes

Chair of Court, Heriot-Watt University